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Final East Bay softball poll

Team Record Points Last week
1. Amador Valley (7) 22-5 105 3
2. James Logan 23-4 98 1
3. Heritage 15-8 85 9
4. Pinole Valley 24-2 84 2
5. Newark Memorial 22-4 81 4
6. Carondelet 18-9 65 NR
7. Alhambra 21-6 58 t11
8. Concord 20-5 57 5
9. Freedom 17-8 49 t6
10. California 18-7 45 t6
11. Antioch 16-6 43 8
12. Castro Valley 18-8 25 14
13. Alameda 20-6 18 15
14. Berkeley 16-8 11 13
15. Albany 20-4-1 10 t11

Also receiving votes: Valley Christian (18-4, 4 votes), Monte Vista (13-12, 2). The East Bay Prep Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2011
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NCS softball seeding

Check below for all the NCS softball pairings. I also have some initial thoughts on the playoffs at the very bottom.
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Posted on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
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East Bay Softball Poll — 5/16

Team Record Points Last week
1. James Logan (6) 19-3 90 1
2. Pinole Valley 21-1 84 2
3. Amador Valley 16-5 78 3
4. Newark Memorial 20-2 71 t5
5. Concord 16-4 67 t5
t6. Freedom 15-7 55 8
t6. California 16-5 55 4
8. Antioch 13-4 51 9
9. Heritage 11-7 43 7
10. Arroyo 16-5 38 13
t11. Alhambra 16-6 23 11
t11. Albany 18-2-1 23 14
13. Berkeley 14-7 19 15
14. Castro Valley 16-7 17 10
15. Alameda 18-5 4 NR

Also receiving votes: Livermore (12-10, 3 votes), Bishop O’Dowd (14-7, 1). The East Bay Prep Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2011
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East Bay softball poll — 5/9

Team Record Points Last week
1. James Logan (6) 16-3 90 1
2. Pinole Valley 18-1 84 3
3. Amador Valley 14-5 78 5
4. California 15-4 69 2
t5. Newark Memorial 18-2 62 9
t5. Concord 14-3 62 8
7. Heritage 10-6 54 4
8. Freedom 13-7 52 6
9. Antioch 12-4 43 7
10. Castro Valley 15-6 35 12
11. Alhambra 15-4 30 13
12. Carondelet 14-5 24 10
13. Arroyo 13-5 15 NR
14. Albany 14-2 7 14
15. Berkeley 13-7 6 NR

Also receiving votes: Monte Vista (10-10, 5 votes), Alameda (17-4, 3), Livermore (11-9, 1). The East Bay Prep Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

Posted on Monday, May 9th, 2011
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East Bay Softball Poll — 5/2

Here are our latest East Bay rankings. Hardly any movement from last week.

Team Record Points Last week
1. James Logan (7) 15-3 105 1
2. California 15-2 96 2
3. Pinole Valley 17-1 93 3
4. Heritage 9-5 81 4
5. Amador Valley 11-5 80 5
6. Freedom 12-6 70 6
7. Antioch 11-3 60 7
8. Concord 13-3 58 8
9. Newark Memorial 17-2 45 9
10. Carondelet 13-4 38 10
11. Alameda 16-3 37 11
12. Castro Valley 13-6 29 11
13. Alhambra 13-4 24 13
14. Albany 12-1 14 14
15. Monte Vista 9-9 5 NR

Also receiving votes: Clayton Valley (8-7, 3 votes), Arroyo (11-5, 3), Livermore (9-9, 1). The East Bay Prep Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2011
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East Bay softball poll — 4/25

Sorry the softball poll has been absent from the blog these last few weeks. Here are our latest East Bay rankings.

Team Record Points Last week
1. James Logan (7) 14-3 105 1
2. California 10-1 98 2
3. Pinole Valley 13-1 91 3
4. Heritage 8-5 81 5
5. Amador Valley 10-5 80 4
6. Freedom 7-5 69 6
7. Antioch 9-3 62 t7
8. Concord 13-3 57 t8
9. Newark Memorial 16-2 41 12
10. Carondelet 11-2 40 t9
11. Alameda 15-3 36 t9
12. Castro Valley 12-6 33 11
13. Alhambra 11-4 25 13
14. Albany 10-1 10 14
15. Livermore 8-8 5 t15

Also receiving votes: Clayton Valley (8-7, 3 votes), Arroyo (9-4, 3), Monte Vista (8-8, 1). The East Bay Prep Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2011
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East Bay softball poll — 4/4

Here’s our second East Bay softball poll.

Team Record Points Last week
1. Amador Valley (7) 6-0 105 1
2. James Logan 4-1 98 2
3. Concord 9-1 88 t7
4. Heritage 4-1 86 4
5. Freedom 3-3 76 5
6. Antioch 8-2 70 3
7. California 6-1 61 9
8. Pinole Valley 9-1 56 6
9. Bishop O’Dowd 9-1 44 t7
10. Alhambra 2-0 41 10
11. Alameda 10-1 36 t15
12. Carondelet 8-1 32 t15
13. Newark Memorial 9-1 21 12
t14. Castro Valley 5-4 9 NR
t14. Albany 8-1 9 14

Also receiving votes: Clayton Valley (2-4, 5 votes), College Park (4-2, 2), Arroyo (5-3, 1). The East Bay Prep Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

Posted on Monday, April 4th, 2011
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Softball previews coming next week

A few people have asked me when softball previews are coming out and the answer is early next week, either March 28 or 29. Look for breakdowns on each league as well as our first poll. I’ve been so preoccupied covering state playoff basketball that I haven’t been able to get out to a softball game yet. So I’m turning to you, softball fans, to get the discussion going. Will James Logan repeat as Division I champions? Can Concord get back to the Division II title game despite losing three quality pitchers? Will this be the year someone dethrones Freedom in the BVAL? Who are the other teams to watch out for?

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2011
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Queen of the Mountain is here … one day early

Nineteen East Bay basketball teams are still alive in the Northern California regional playoffs, but it’s softball time!
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Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
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Monica Abbott to appear at Monte Vista softball clinic

I wanted to pass along the word to all the softball fans out there that one of the nation’s top pitchers, Monica Abbott, will be making an appearance at Monte Vista High’s softball clinic on Feb. 12.

Abbott, a NorCal native who won a silver medal with Team USA at the 2008 Olympics, will speak about softball around 11:30 a.m. then sign autographs. The clinic is for girls ages 8-12, but coaches and others can observe the clinic and see Abbott for a small fee.

For more on the clinic or to sign up, go to Monte Vista’s softball website at montevistasoftball.com.

Posted on Friday, January 21st, 2011
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